Get Your Business Organized, Spring Cleaning Style!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Small Business, Strategy | No Comments

messy desk

This past weekend, I did two of my favorite things… bike in the sunshine, and clean my house for springtime. When you take the time to organize the piles and attack the dust bunnies, you can revitalize your daily routine and become more productive in the future. In the same respect, spring is a great time to look at your business processes to de-clutter, dust off, and get everything in order to sparkle for the rest of year.

7 Killer DIY Tips You Can’t Live Without for Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Other Social Media

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Tip of the Week | No Comments

7 Killer tips for Blogs & Social MediaThese 7 tips are things you can easily do yourself to both identify topics to write about and to craft posts that will generate targeted traffic for your small business website.

How to Save Time by Streamlining Your Hiring Process

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Hiring, HR Strategy | No Comments

paysimple pathsHiring great people is one of the best things you can do for your business! The right hire now can pay off for years to come, but sorting resumes, scheduling interviews, checking references… it can be a real time suck. Here are a couple ways to save time (and headaches and maybe even some money).

Windows XP End-of-Life Advice

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Security | No Comments

If you use a PC running Windows XP, you will know that Microsoft ended support for that Operating System on April 8, 2014. This means that you no longer receive security updates for the operating system. It also means that you can’t be confident that any Internet activity you engage in on a computer running Windows XP is secure. That is why we strongly suggest that you do not login to PaySimple from a computer running Windows XP.

[Infographic] Consumer Payment Preferences

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Research, Small Business | No Comments

Infographic: Consumer Payment Preferences

Did you know the average consumer gets his or her first credit card at age 21? Check out the rest of these fast facts to get a peek inside the world of your customers’ payment and money management practices. Check out the Infographic

Q&A with Experts from Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Tip of the Week | No Comments

Social Media appsAs a small business owner you probably know that social media is an important marketing channel. But, you may have questions about exactly how to best implement a social media marketing strategy tailored to your type of business and your particular customer base.

While there is certainly something to be said for expert third party advice, no one knows the interworking of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn like the companies themselves. And at an upcoming webinar, you can ask them direct questions that will help you better craft your own social media strategy.

Leverage Customers to Increase Marketing for Your Business

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Marketing, Small Business | No Comments

Find the marketing opportunitiesWhether you know it or not, your current customer base falls into four main categories, and how you manage that portfolio of customers can make a difference to the bottom-line. In the Ultimate Guide to Small Business Financial Management  we show you how determine  which customers fit where by plotting their satisfaction with your business vs. the revenue they bring in. After you bucket your customers, you can effectively convert your existing client base into more revenue and increased exposure for your business.

PaySimple Safe from Heartbleed

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Security | No Comments

heartbleed bugYou’ve probably heard about the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability that is compromising secure Internet communication worldwide.

If you’re concerned about your PaySimple account, don’t worry– PaySimple systems are NOT AFFECTED by Heartbleed.

If you haven’t heard about the threat, or have simply heard the name but not the details, here are the key points:

How Better Invoicing Can Get You Paid Faster

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Cash Flow | No Comments

invoiceYou’ve gotten a new customer to try your business and have provided them with your top-notch service or product.  Now all you need to do is collect your payment…easy, right?

Well, as it turns out, not always.

Get Free Trials of SaaS Apps with the Small Business Stack

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Tip of the Week | No Comments

saas_stackThe Small Business Stack is a collection of free trials of SaaS (Software as a Service– applications that you access online in the cloud) offerings that can help your small business grow and operate more efficiently. Apps include help desk/CRM, productivity, project management, web design, search optimization, web analytics, and more from top SaaS providers.